Tag Archives: Chiniak Fire

Borough Plans Well for Chiniak Community

Photo from a U.S. Coast Guard overflight of the Twin Creeks fire in 2015. Kelly Parker / USCG Kayla Desroches/KMXT When the Twin Creeks fire burned the Chiniak forest in 2015, it also took with it the Chiniak library. The structure housed the community’s books, served as a meeting place for kids, and was also the local tsunami shelter. In ... Read More »

KMXT News Recognized for 2015 Coverage of Pletnikoff Incident, Chiniak Wildfire and a Family Bakery

2016 Alaska Press Club awards won by KMXT News At the Alaska Press Club Awards Banquet Saturday, KMXT News was recognized for three efforts in 2015. News Director Jay Barrett won first place in Crime or Court Reporting for his extensive coverage of the incident where three KPD officers handcuffed and pepper-sprayed Nick Pletnikoff, entitled “Answers Sought in Possible Excessive ... Read More »

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